Public Advisory

There is an MOH Class Order in place, effective July 17th, for Grey and Bruce County that orders all Commercial Establishments to take actions related to the use of face coverings, ensure effective measures to maintain physical distancing and to ensure the availability of hand sanitizer. For full details, visit the MOH Class Orders page. Also view, FAQ for Masks and Face Coverings.

Smoke-Free Homes

 

Smoke-Free, Vape-Free Housing

Smoke-free, vape-free housing is the best way to protect those in your home and those living in multi-unit housing from exposure to secondhand smoke and vapour and the risk of fire. If you are a property owner or tenant, visit Smoke-Free Housing Ontario for information and to access the registry of smoke-free housing in Ontario https://smokefreehousingon.ca/tenants/

 

Smoke-free housing is safe, healthy, legal and in demand.

  • 85% of Ontario residents do not smoke.[i]
  • 80% of those living in multi-unit housing would choose a smoke-free building if given a choice[ii].
  • There is no law that regulates smoking in a private, self-contained unit such as an apartment or condominium however, landlords and property owners have the legal right to implement no-smoking.
  • Despite increasing demand and support, there are very few options available for those wanting smoke-free housing; more landlords and property owners need to offer it!

 

 

 

References

 

[i] Reid JL, Hammond D, Rynard VL, Burkhalter R. (2015) Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends. Waterloo, ON: Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo.

 

[ii] Ipsos Reid. (2010). Smoke-Free Housing Ontario: Multi-Unit Dwelling Second-Hand Smoke Survey. Retrieved from http://smokefreehousingon.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/ipsos-reid-final-report.pdf

 

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